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Software is inherently required for digital photography, and opens up options for post-processing film as well. Questions related to the tools used for digital image editing, processing, organization, distribution, and presentation should have this tag.

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How can I force Lightroom to render previews for my collection?

When you import, you have the option (I just discovered 5 minutes ago) to have Lightroom render 1:1 previews. That makes it much easier to just quickly flip through a bunch of images, because it doesn'...
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How do I use the Chromatic Aberration correction tools in Lightroom?

When I upgraded from a 1000D to a 550D, my 18-55mm started to show more significant Chromatic Aberration. This is probably due to the 8mpx difference between the two cameras. Due to this, I've ...
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How do I set up a webcam to take one picture each minute for 24 hours (time-lapse)?

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I don't know of a better place. I need to set up a webcam to take a photo every minute for 24 hours, so that it can be ...
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What software to use to create a “photo-presentation”?

I got a series of shots from a wedding ceremony. I'm gonna hand the selected ones as prints to the couple, but I also wanted to create a kind of movie-"presentation", from selected pictures. My goal ...
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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

My standard workflow is: take pictures in RAW -> import into Aperture -> append metadata info -> go through shots and filter out the bad ones -> do basic adjustments in Aperture -> use Nik plugins or ...
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A good library-less photo manager for Mac?

I am looking for a photo manager that would be clean and simple and most importantly, would allow me to simply browse directories on my drive and view photos there directly without the concept of "...
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Why is Camera RAW changing my original raw file?

I opened a RAW image in Adobe Camera Raw, did some cropping and colour adjustments, and then opened it in Photoshop to work on it further. When i returned to Bridge, I realised that the original RAW ...
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Is there software for detecting noisy areas in a photograph?

I have been told that this photograph contains noise and is muddy. It is difficult for me to identify noise in a photograph until it is in extremes. Are there any softwares available which detect the ...
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How to Calibrate a Monitor Without Hardware

The question: What is the best way to calibrate my monitor without hardware add-ons (and preferably free)? Some More Info: From what I have read what seems like the best way to calibrate my ...
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Is there free software to compare gamuts?

This questions is related to Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect? Since I found out some of my images are out of gamut of the printing ink+...
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How can I use my Canon EOS 20D with Vista x64?

It appears that Canon do not offer native 64-bit drivers for any of their range of digital cameras; Is there any way to work around this? EDIT Would I be better upgrading to Windows 7 x64, or no ...
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What software can make collages which look like multiple Polaroids on a wall?

Does a specific software exists which could simplify the process of making collective images such as these? ... preferably with some options (like "pins", some visual effects on the "polaroids" ...
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What product image catalog system do companies with thousands of products like Target or Macys use?

I'm planning on taking about 5,000 product images and I need to catalog them. I am aware of Lightroom, but is it used on a large scale? Is there another program that larger companies or organizations ...
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In Lightroom, how do I search for photos which match only a certain keyword?

How do I get Lightroom to return photos that contain a single word I search for? Example: I have pictures that I have keyworded with two names, Max and Maddie. I have pictures of Max on his own (...
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Which is the best batch image watermarking software? [duplicate]

I have lots of images to be watermarked. Is there a good batch image watermarking application that can do the job quickly and easily. I have found some, but none of these have a professional touch.
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Are Gimp's “color space” blend modes the same as those in Photoshop?

The Wikipedia article on Blend Modes describes three of them in particular like this: Photoshop’s hue, saturation, color, and luminosity blend modes are based on a color space with dimensions that ...
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How can I change the pixel data in a DNG while keeping all the metadata?

I am looking for some free tools that will let me easily process the pixel data in a RAW file (DNG or NEF) while keeping the metadata untouched. Are there any such tools? Use case: I am ...
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Photo viewer for Windows that preloads next files in folder and allows rotating and deleting images?

I have large collection of photographs, I need to quickly iterate through it deleting unwanted ones and rotating some. So I want to find photo viewer that can: Preload next image(s) so there is no ...
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How do I determine the best setting for the Lightroom Standard Preview Size?

I searched on the web and on this Q&A site and couldn't find an answer to this question: what size should the "standard preview size" option on Lighroom have? Does it depend on the size of your ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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Managing Aperture libraries locally and on external

I feel like I must be making this harder than it is. I have an aperture library on my laptop. I use it to import images from my camera. But I don't have much space left on my hard drive so I want to ...
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What post processing software has a good collection of presets included?

Using any program (not just Photoshop or Lightroom, they are fine, but maybe others have the right solution for me) is it possible to have nice presets out of the box? For example instagram has some ...